'No one knows why' small teams best - Marko

Jun.1 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko has responded to claims a couple of regular midfield teams are actually fielding the very best cars in 2012.

Bruno Senna, Williams F1 Team and Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber F1 Team
Bruno Senna, Williams F1 Team and Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber F1 Team

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Germany's Auto Motor und Sport this week cited GPS evidence in reporting that the Williams and the Sauber feature the most aerodynamic cars, based on data from Barcelona's demanding turns 3 and 9.

And at Monaco, Sauber's Sergio Perez recorded not only the fastest lap of the race, but he was the quickest circulating car "for long periods", according to team boss Peter Sauber.

Journalist Michael Schmidt said: "With Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel or Lewis Hamilton in the cockpit, Williams or Sauber would probably be leading the championship."

Red Bull's Marko responded: "They have good cars, but no one knows why.

"They are not as highly bred as a Red Bull and McLaren, but apparently easy to drive and understand. In the present situation, anything is possible."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso , Lewis Hamilton , Peter Sauber , Sebastian Vettel , Bruno Senna , Kamui Kobayashi , Sergio Perez , Michael Schmidt
Teams Sauber , McLaren , Williams
Tags marko, perez, red bull, sauber, williams